Saturday, April 26, 2008

Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 1 by Tokiya Shimazaki review

Love is Like a Hurricane vol. 1

Author/Artist: Tokiya Shimazaki

Publisher: 801 Media, Inc.

Rating: Ages 18 and up

Genre: Yaoi, Comedy, Romance, School Life

Grade: B+

Mizuki, on his way to school, is molested on the train. Expecting to find some middle-aged pervert, he turns around to find Azuma, the student body president. Wanting to speak his mind, Mizuki approaches Azuma only to be assaulted once again. Unable to think straight, when he gets called to the student council room he finds himself being drawn in by Azuma's skill. Next thing he knows, Mizuki is in a relationship with Azuma. What will happen to this couple? Only time will tell! This volume also contains stories involving three other couples: step-brothers moving beyond brotherly love, an overly confident seme, and childhood friends with mistaken gender identity.

This is quite the dirty, little guilty pleasure. Having never been to Japan I've never dealt with anyone grabbing a fist of my flesh (never had to deal with here either, come to think of it.) The premise of the story is quite clever. Having the story set in a boys only school is not new to the yaoi genre, neither is the whole student body president picking on other classmates. But this is still an enjoyable piece trash! I have to say Tokiya Shimazaki-sensei has done an incredible job. The art is clean and very detailed (insert blush here.) Azuma is the ultimate seme, in my opinion (he can molest me on a train any time, too bad I'm a chick!) Her ukes are tiny, wide-eyed, and adorable. You just want to snuggle them. The fabulous folks at 801 Media have done a wonderful job. Their production value is top-notch. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series!

***Review Copy purchased by Reviewer***

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